Sustainable Gifts for Everyone

sustainable gifts

Even if you feel you’re nailing sustainable living pretty well (good job!), when it comes to gift giving, it can feel like you have to go against your efforts to please others. With a little creative thinking, however, it isn’t always counterintuitive to gift. In fact sustainable gifts can be as easy as buying locally, shopping small, or even using eco-friendly gift wrap options!

Below are ideas for a variety of people on your list to get you started as well as a few certifications and/or stores to look at! You can see my personal list of sustainable shopping stores and items!

Sustainable Gifts

Gifts for Environmentalists

Sometimes I think it’s the hardest to gift to those of us concerned about sustainable living, but I think we’re fun to give to – nothing run of the mill but a new experience for everyone!

Local Gift Cards

Think coffee shops, kitchen stores, and restaurants! Local? Try any of these Sacramento cafes!

Experiences or memberships


A fun one to do together – wine tastings, tours, and classes! Our go to is Belden Barns – a great winery near Santa Rosa!

Second Hand

Second Hand

Don’t underestimate secondhand finds. Thriftbooks is one of my favorites for books, DVDs, and games!

Sustainable Kid’s Gifts

Advent Calendar

DIY Advent Calendar

Homemade is always fun. Get creative with gifts in advent calendars and stockings. Break up sets and wrap in extra paper or upcycled magazines!

Stasher Bags - sustainable gifts

Mini Stasher Bags

Don’t fret gifting some items around your house! I love giving dried fruit in little stashers to my kiddo. Read my complete stasher bags review

Uncommon Goods Table Cloth

Coloring Tablecloth

Shopping small shops through Uncommon Goods gifts! It’s a great place to get unique gifts for everyone!

Sustainable Gift Ideas for Food Lovers

seasonal cookbooks - sustainable gifts

Seasonal Cookbooks

Shop my seasonal cookbooks!!

bamboo pot scrapers

Bamboo Pot Scrapers

Great stocking stuffer or gift add-on

elegant knives -

A GREAT Handcrafted Knife

Handcrafted in Japan

Stojo Bowl - sustainable gifts

Collapsible Storage Containers

See my Stojo Collapsible Container Review. Great for for storage, coffee cups, and water bottles!

foodcycler - sustainable gifts

Vitamix Composter

This is great for gardeners and those who want to cut back on food waste. Read my compost machine review!


B Corp. These are my plastic wrap replacements and I LOVE THEM! They have many prints and sizes.

And if it works, see all these great gift ideas for gardeners!

Sustainable Gifts for Women

Beautycounter Charcoal Mask - sustainable gifts

Counter+ Charcoal Facial Mask

Clean Beauty Promise & Sustainable Packaging,

Clean Hair Care Kits

B Corp, Climate Neutral Certified, Certified Plastic Neutral, 1% for the Planet

B Corp - sustainable gifts

Drew Sling Bag

B Corp. See how to wear a sling bag for all the versatility of this bag.

Subset Essential Robe - sustainable gifts

Organic Cotton Essential Robe

Global Organic Textile Standard, Oeko-Tex, Fair Trade International, and Forest Stewardship Council seals

sustainable sandals - sustainable gifts

Mirjana Sandal

A sustainable sandal perfect for any closet. See the wedge in my what to wear in 80° weather outfit and read my Sarah Flint Review!

Body Plane Set

Leaping Bunny Certified, Organic Ingredients, Fragrance Free. See how to use a body plane and why I love it so much!!

Sustainable Gifts for Men

Faherty Epic Quilted Fleece Vest

Epic Quilted Fleece Vest

Recyclable Packaging

Monogram Notebook

Sustainably sourced & paper packaging

organic towels - sustainable gifts

100% Organic Cotton Bath Towels Collection

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

Sustainable Gifts

Counterman Bundle

Non Toxic Men’s Skincare, B Corp

Etsy BlockandBowl

Block and Bowl


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